Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Festival Reunion

The Plaisance family traveled from Kentwood, Louisiana to share in the festivities this past weekend. The Plaisance were one of many displaced families that made a temporary home of Minden after hurricane Katrina. Originally from Chalmette, Glenn and Denise and their daughters Rebecca and Alyse were some of the first to seek assistance from the Northwest Louisiana Hurricane Relief Center housed in the old Walmart building on Homer Road.

They made this area their home for over a year before moving closer to ‘home.’ While the family lived in Claiborne Parish, they became known to many. They were part of Cultural Crossroads “Art on Broadway” event and cooked up some of their famous gumbo for festival goers to enjoy in 2007 at The Spring Arts Festival. ‘It was there way of saying thanks to a community that took them in,’ they said. They returned to Minden during the Spring Arts Festival recently to enjoy the festivities and say ‘hi’ to old friends.

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